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looking for a 360 degree tilt switch [crosspost from DIY]

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I'm looking for a cheap 360 degree tilt switch

Hey there.

I'm looking for a cheap tilt switch to detect if something is knocked over. I'm looking to spend about $2. Digikey/Mouser have very limited options in that price range-- about 3 to be exact.

I want to test a couple different options of tilt angle-- perhaps 25 degrees or 45 degrees.

So I ask you, do you know of any tilt switches other than the two that pop up on digikey and are repeated on mouser? I see plenty for $7+ -- trying to avoid that.

Thanks!
 

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Re: I'm looking for a cheap 360 degree tilt switch

you might loook at www.instructables.com
I recall some home-brew tilt switches posted there
 

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Re: I'm looking for a cheap 360 degree tilt switch

thanks kam.

I'm looking for something repeatable -- to build a hundred of.. perhaps DIY wasn't the right place to post this... :)

i'll x-post to Professional
 

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Hey there.

I'm looking for a cheap tilt switch to detect if something is knocked over. I'm looking to spend about $2. Digikey/Mouser have very limited options in that price range-- about 3 to be exact.

I want to test a couple different options of tilt angle-- perhaps 25 degrees or 45 degrees.

So I ask you, do you know of any tilt switches other than the two that pop up on digikey and are repeated on mouser? I see plenty for $7+ -- trying to avoid that.

Thanks!
 

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Re: I'm looking for a cheap 360 degree tilt switch

thanks kam.

I'm looking for something repeatable -- to build a hundred of.

Why not go directly to a [major] distributor [or factory].

The sources you mentioned are usually for small orders.

On one B2B website I saw prices for under $1 for volume orders
 

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